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Mar 7, 2013 5:00pm PST
law enforcement from the santa cruz area along with many other mourners head back over the hill about an hour and a half ago. the patrol cars had their lights on, but the highway was not shut down like it was during today's procession. the service for the two fallen police officers, lauren "butch" baker and elizabeth butler ended at about 3:00 p.m. law enforcement who showed up from across the continent lined up to pay their final respects. we saw officers from as far away as canada. the royal canadian mountain police were there along with numerous other agencies. reno and las vegas police to name a few more. all of those officers are now headed to their respective cities. tens of thousands heading home after the emotional service. to give you some idea of the number of law enforcement who attended, the procession into san jose today was two miles long. from highway 17, hundreds of emergency vehicles made their way into the south bay. they had free rein of the highways, as normal traffic was shut down. while hundreds of law enforcement was involved in that procession, that 33-mile pro
Mar 6, 2013 5:00pm PST
law enforcement vehicles will be joining the motor kad, making the 33 mile trek from san jose. the route begins tomorrow morning in santa cruz. it will head up ocean street to highway 17 as damian mentioned. from there it will go to highway 85 south to highway north before exiting julian street and arriving at the hp pavilion. there will be rolling road closures along the road and the procession will take up both lanes of highway 17 at 30 to 40 miles per hour. drivers can follow, but they cannot pass the procession on the highway. we will be broadcasting live at noon tomorrow. a programming note as well, we will be airing "days of our lives" at friday at 3:00 in the morning. so set your dvrs. >>> let's turn our attention to weather. wind and rain whipping through the bay area and snow on the sierra. more is on the the way. jeff ranieri is in the weather center tracking the possibility now of more severe weather. >> yeah, that's right. we're done with one storm now and have another lining up off the coastline the storm system moved through last night through the san jose picture. we
Mar 2, 2013 5:00pm PST
first place. federal law prevents people with a crime and in prison more than a year from owning a gun. he slipped through the loophole because the judge gave him two one-year sentences for his miss demeanors. >>> more than 1,000 guns taken off the streets today in a new gun buyback program in santa clara. it was the largest in santa clara history. those who turned one in received $100 to $200 a piece. a total of $250,000 was available. it case kaim from the county, fund-raisers and private citizens. here's what happens to the weapons. >> we will destroy the firearms. they get chopped up or melted down. we take it to a certain place to have it done. we pay to have them destroyed. what we'll also do is determine if they're stolen, return them to the rightful owner if they are stolen, and we'll take them out of the computer system so the computer system will show this gun has been destroyed. >> at least 100,000 of the $150,000 was paid out today. we're waiting for organizers to calculate the final numbers. >>> a hayward family is praying tonight for the safe return of a 29-year-old woman
Mar 3, 2013 5:00pm PST
flowers from the memorial. 53-year-old kenneth maffei is charged with vandalism to a law enforcement memorial and public intoxication. this happened on friday, the first day back on the job for santa cruz police officers following tuesday's killing of sergeant butch baker and detective elizabeth butler. >>> and tragic news this evening from the annual escape from alcatraz triathlon in san francisco. this morning, we know it's grueling, but this morning a man from austin, texas died as he began the swim portion of the race. race officials believe the 46-year-old must have suffered a massive cardiac event during the first part of the triathlon which begins at alcatraz island. we talked with the race organizer, who says in the race's 3-year history, nearly 100,000 athletes have participated and this is the first time someone has died. >> the gentleman received assistance right when it happened. i mean, that's all you can ask for if you're an athlete. if you're an athlete and something happens, you want to get assistance as soon as something happens to you in the water or on the bike or
Mar 9, 2013 5:00pm PST
together we will fight for stronger laws to reduce gun violence. >> reporter: president obama is going to capitol hill this week to reach out to lawmakers on both sides of the aisle. guns are a certain talking point. the issue has state legislatures across the nation debating what to do next. >> it is a fallacy to think passing this bill will increase public safety. >> reporter: even in places like colorado, south dakota and florida, where gun ownership is a way of life, there's no scrutiny. who can carry guns? what test will they have to pass to safeguard the public and second amendment rights at the same time? from newtown to washington, a journey these riders hope will make a difference. brian mooar, nbc news. >>> two deadly attacks today during chuck hagel's first trip to afghanistan as defense secretary. a suicide bomber detonated a bomb on a bicycle, and another was deatonated near a checkpoin. hagel faced some tough questions from the troops about the transition in afghanistan. >> yes, danger, yes, uncertainty, yes, complicated challenges. but i think the way we always loo
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